British Library Map Catalogue

Contact details

Website: http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/bldept/maps/index.html E-mail: maps@bl.uk Tel: 020 7412 7702

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About the library

The British Library Map Catalogue includes records for a range of cartographic materials such as maps, atlases, plans, and views. It covers early manuscript maps through to the most recent cartographic materials. The Map Reading Room is on the 3rd floor of the British Library's St Pancras Building.

The British Library Integrated Catalogue is also available on Copac.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Copac? No

Can I obtain items via Inter Library Loan? Items held in the St Pancras Reading Rooms are generally not available for inter-library loan. However, you may be able to order a reproduction of a map. See the website for further details.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - visit the website for access details. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance to ensure the material you need will be available.

Location

British Library Map data on Copac

Example record from the British Library Map collections:

A New improved Map of Oxfordshire ... By T. Kitchin ... Statute British miles, 7[ = 100 mm]
  Published: London : J. Hinton 1750

You can browse all the titles on Copac starting with the above title.